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  • As students face required standardized testing, some educators dispute value of results

    Standardized testing is a reality all Washington students must face. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction recently published the 2015-2016 school report cards, showing data on new required tests, …


  • Editorial: Jones for state superintendent

    We interviewed three candidates who are all impressive, but we believe Erin Jones has the background and vision to address significant challenges


  • Reducing state teacher shortage aim of new bill

    The Washington House has passed a bill that seeks to increase the number of public school teachers in the state, in response to a perceived shortage.


  • Washington charter schools may join Springdale school district

    Washington State charter schools, including two in Spokane, may join the Mary Walker School District, near Springdale, Wash., later this month. The agreement would keep charter schools open as public …


  • Focused effort yields graduation dividend

    Mackenzie McIntyre’s first year at Rogers High School was especially difficult. By the time she was a freshman, McIntyre had grown tired of moving around Spokane with her mother, who …


  • Touch allegations unconfirmed against U-Hi teacher

    Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently dismissed charges against University High School teacher Michael Cronin after conducting an investigation into allegations that he touched a female student …


  • Touch allegations unconfirmed

    Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently dismissed charges against University High School teacher Michael Cronin after conducting an investigation into allegations that he touched a female student …


  • Washington students show test improvements

    Washington students improved in all four areas measured on standardized tests last year, results released today by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction show.


  • Vestal: More to assessing education quality than test scores

    We’re at an interesting moment with the public part of public education. Years into the “assessment” craze, we’re compiling ever more data about our schools – and providing precious little …


  • Dorn drives after DUI thanks to breath-test device

    State schools Superintendent Randy Dorn received an automatic 90-day driver’s license suspension when he pleaded guilty last month to drunken driving. But that doesn’t mean he can’t drive.


  • Washington schools chief serving DUI day

    Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has been booked into the Buckley Jail in Pierce County to serve his one-day sentence for drunken driving.


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